COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forwards Zenon Konopka and Curtis Glencross to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.
Konopka, 26, registered 20 penalty minutes in six games with Columbus after being acquired in a trade from Anaheim on January 26. He has 13-26-39 with 123 penalty minutes and is +20 in 48 AHL games this season with the Crunch and Portland Pirates. In 272 career AHL games, he has collected 77-134-211 with 828 penalty minutes and is +54.
Glencross, 24, was scoreless in six games with Columbus since he was recalled from Syracuse on Feb. 22. He made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 13 vs. Colorado and scored a goal. He has added 12-13-25 with 90 penalty minutes and is +4 in 41 games with the Crunch and Portland Pirates of the AHL this season. He has recorded 35-27-62 with 244 penalty minutes in 140 career AHL games and 1-0-1 and two penalty minutes in eight career NHL games.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the Dallas Stars. Game time at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101 begins at 6:30 p.m.
Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Blueline at The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets or mini-plans call (800) NHL-COLS and for group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK.